11 Pound Cake Recipes

These pound cakes may not have a pound each of butter, sugar, flour, and eggs like the classic cake, though they are the richest, densest, most butteriest cakes we’ve ever made.

Pistachio Pound Cake

Not too sweet and not too dense, this honeyed pistachio pound cake is just right—and just large enough to share.
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Lemon Pound Cake

When life hands you lemons, make this lemon pound cake. Guaranteed to give you a far more favorable outlook on everything.
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Kentucky Bourbon Cake

This Southern classic is like a pound cake given its decadent amount of butter and its tender crumb. But oh, baby, wait'll you taste the bourbon glaze.
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Vanilla Pound Cake

Flecked with vanilla seeds, this classic cake is ridiculously rich and oh so satisfying with its tender crumb and its knee-wobbingly crisp outer edges. Pound cake perfection.
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Chocolate Bundt Cake

An homage to the chocolate cakes of yesteryear but with a contemporary dark chocolate oomph that turns tradition upside-down in the most pleasing possible way. You're welcome.
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Glazed Pumpkin Pound Cake

If you've been thinking maybe you're done with pumpkin everything, wait'll you experience this aromatic pound cake that boasts the perfect balance of sweet and spice.
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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Everything you would imagine in a pound cake. Buttery. Indulgent. Moist. Rich. And with a perfectly balanced and ever so slightly puckery lemon glaze.
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Apple Tea Cake

Not as dense or as sweet as a pound cake, this lovely tea cake is rich and buttery and subtly infused with layers of apple and cinnamon with a tart lemon drizzle as a finishing flourish.
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Blood Orange Pound Cake

Buttery, rich pound cake is ribboned with a marmalade layer, steeped in blood orange syrup, and finished off with a tartly sweet orange glaze. Sigh.
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Brown Sugar Pound Cake

This rich, buttery, unabashedly sweet Southern tradition is a twist on a classic and becomes even more indulgent with a heavy-handed drizzle of caramel glaze.
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Eggnog Pound Cake

This tender cake is the next best thing to a cup of eggnog, flaunting those familiar flavors of rum and nutmeg.
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